10/29/14 9:57am

For our morning links, while you slept, showered, shaved, and got your Starbucks, we scanned the local papers, blogs, and websites to find the most interesting stories in them you might have missed.


10/28/14 1:24pm

Thursday, October 30 and Friday, October 31
“Poe in Alexandria” with actor David Keltz


Reserve your seat for “Poe in Alexandria” before they’re nevermore!

Join The Lyceum, Alexandria’s History Museum, for two unforgettable Halloween evenings with America’s earliest master of the macabre, Edgar Allen Poe!

Actor David Keltz returns to The Lyceum’s lecture hall to re-create Edgar Allen Poe’s visit to Virginia in 1849, shortly before his death. Individual works performed each year vary, but the program always includes a chilling story or two such as “The Black Cat,” “The Cask of Amontillado,” or “The Tell-Tale Heart,” along with well-known poems “The Raven” and “El Dorado.”

Mr. Kelz’s performance has been lauded by The Poe House and Museum in Baltimore, The Poe Museum in Richmond, and the Poe National Historic Site in Philadelphia.

The performance is this Thursday October 30 and Halloween, October 31, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:15 p.m.). The cost is $15 per person. Seating is limited, so advance purchase is highly recommended. Tickets are available by calling The Lyceum at 703-746-4994 or through the online shop.

10/28/14 1:02pm


Ryan Alley, a patent attorney and Alexandria resident, will appear on the game show Jeopardy! on Wednesday, October 29th. Jeopardy! airs weekdays at 7:30pm on WJLA-TV (ABC7).

Ryan auditioned for the show through an online test in January 2014 and received an invite for an in-person interview in Washington in May. He was then selected to appear on Jeopardy! in July. His show was taped in August on the Sony Pictures Studio lot in Culver City, California.

Ryan is a patent attorney who frequently practices before the USPTO in Alexandria. He holds a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Purdue University and a JD from The George Washington University Law School. Ryan and his partner David Rigsby live in the Henry Condominium in the Braddock Metro neighborhood. David serves on the City of Alexandria’s Human Rights Commission.

10/28/14 12:36am

Be sure to follow the direction of Alexandria Police officers on Van Dorn while this accident is being cleaned up.

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10/28/14 12:06am


LOVE when a store gets creative decorating their place for holidays like Halloween. While Del Ray Variety won for Best Decorated Business at last weekend’s Del Ray Halloween Parade, this decoration from Your Dog’s Best Friend’s ‘The Store’ certainly would have gotten my vote.

The store is located at 2301 Mount Vernon Avenue in Del Ray and sells high quality items for your pet.

Here’s a closeup of one of the front windows…